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Support Wildlife Conservation in Maine

Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIFW) is responsible for the stewardship of the State's inland fisheries and wildlife resources. As the responsibilities of the MDIFW (and the Wildlife Division) have evolved over time so has the method of funding wildlife conservation and management activities.

Funding Maine's Wildlife Programs

Funding Maine's wildlife programs comes from many different sources. And mostly work with game animals and furbearers. IFANDW is mostly funded by hunting license and permit revenues, which are matched by federal Funds (based on an excise tax on sporting arms, ammunition, and archery equipment, and an excise tax on handguns. These funds have been critical to conserving game species and their habitat and have provided numerous secondary benefits to non-game species as well.
Revenues generated from the sales of hunting stamps have been dedicated to acquisition and development of wetland habitat.
Unfortunately, stable and secure financial support for nongame and endangered and threatened wildlife has not developed. At the state level, several funding initiatives support nongame and endangered and threatened wildlife programs; some of these funds are used as match to obtain federal funds.
Purchases you can make to help fund Maine’s Wildlife Programs:
Aroostook Sportsman Show Deposit

Aroostook Sportsman Show Deposit

PriceFrom $190.00

The AROOSTOOK SPRING SPORTSMAN’S SHOW (formerly known as the Presque Isle Fish & Game Club’s Spring Sportsman’s Show) will be a fun-filled, two-day, family event! MARCH 23-24, 2024, at The Forum: 24 Chapman Rd., Presque Isle, Maine 04769


Popular attractions include: Kid’s Trout Fishing Pond, Air Rifle Shooting Range, Bow Range, and two new state-of-the-art attractions; Skeet/Trap Simulator as well as a Hunting Simulator! The Riverside Inn Restaurant will have terrific catering w/ sit down tables.

Overnight accommodations are available at the Hampton Inn, 768 Main St., Presque Isle, ME (207.760.9292) Only minutes from The Forum. Special Show Rates for vendors; Complimentary hot breakfast; indoor heated pool, fitness center, free parking, WIFI & pet friendly.



The vendor agrees to set up exhibits between the hours of 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM Friday and leave exhibits in place until 4:00 PM on Sunday. Booth spaces of various size and location may be available. Please contact Nick Archer (see Vendor Information) to secure your participation. Potentially available spaces:
A 8’x10’ Standard $190

B 8’x10’ Corner $210

C 10’x10’ Double Aisle $230

D 10’x10’ End (3 sides) $250

E 16.5’x19.5’, 320 sq.ft. price to be negotiated

S Special, size varies to be negotiated


A single electrical outlet is provided for each booth. If requested, a single table and two chairs are provided at no charge. 

To reserve your space, please contact; Presque Isle Fish & Game/Aroostook Sportsman Assoc.



P.O. Box 375

Presque Isle, Maine, 04769

Cell 207.551.8213

E-mail narcher@maine.rr.com

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